The Other Child
The addictive domestic thriller that you won't be able to put down!
By Lucy Atkins
'Taut, tense, and beautifully written' Clare Mackintosh, bestselling author of I Let You Go. An emotional psychological thriller for fans of I Let You Go and Behind Closed Doors.
'Taut, tense, and beautifully written' Clare Mackintosh, bestselling author of I Let You Go.
An emotional psychological thriller for fans of The Couple Next Door and Behind Closed Doors.
Sometimes a lie feels kinder than the truth . . . but what happens when that lie becomes an avalanche of deceit?
When Tess is sent to photograph Greg, a high-profile paediatric surgeon, she sees something complex in him that she instantly connects with. Their relationship quickly deepens, but then Tess - already a single mother to nine-year-old Joe - finds out she's pregnant.
Greg, who never wanted to be a father, is then offered the job of a lifetime back in his hometown of Boston, USA. Within just a few months, they have married and moved to the States. But life in an affluent Boston suburb is not as straightforward as Tess had hoped. Strange things keep happening in their rented home - Joe is unsettled, the next-door neighbours are clearly troubled, and Greg's work is all-consuming. As a fierce Boston winter closes in, and her baby's birth looms, Tess remains determined to make this new life work. Then she makes a jaw-dropping discovery . . .
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Lucy Atkins is an award-winning feature journalist and author, as well as a Sunday Times book critic. She has written for many newspapers, including the Guardian, The Times, The Sunday Times, and the Telegraph, as well as magazines such as Psychologies, Red, Woman and Home and Grazia. She lives in Oxford.
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04 Jun 2015
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Taut, tense, and beautifully written. I held my breath between chapters and didn't sleep until I reached the end — Clare Mackintosh, author of I Let You Go
An elegantly written page-turner which pulled me in from the start and held its grip until the final page — Renee Knight, author of bestselling psychological thriller Disclaimer
I absolutely loved this novel. The Other Child is seriously gripping, seriously scary and seriously brilliant — Clare Kendal, author of The Book of You
Truly unnerving. Atkins perfectly captures the vulnerability that comes with moving overseas, away from friends and support networks, and uses it expertly in this compelling novel. Not just one-more-page gripping but perceptive and beautifully written — Lucie Whitehouse, author of Before We Met
The last book I read in one sitting like this was Louise Doughty's Apple Tree Yard. Like Louise, Lucy Atkins is brilliant at ramping up the tension so that there's not a chance of relief until the end — Polly Samson, author of The Kindness
Addictive . . . a pace so relentless that you'll want to inhale this novel in one uninterrupted sitting — The Sunday Times
Atmospheric and packed with suspense, kept me on edge from start to finish — Woman & Home Magazine